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Gary Davis, a former moderator and administrator of Silk Road, was sentenced to 78 months in prison for his role in the operation of the marketplace. Compared to Ross’ sentence for running Silk Road, 78 months is a reasonable sentence. His primary roles as an administrator involved customer support and dispute moderation. read more
By Alex Nimoy - July 25, 2019, 12:35 p.m.
A dark web drug vendor from Tucson, Arizona, is set to spend the next 10 years behind bars after pleading guilty to possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. The vendor reportedly operated from a trailer from 2013 to late 2015. He mailed drug packages to all parts of the united states and like other vendors, accepted payments in … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 5, 2019, 12:44 p.m.
The Judges of the Craiova Court of Appeal court sentenced a man to more than eight years in prison for ordering drugs on the darkweb. The court also imprisoned a friend of the defendant who collected drug packages on his behalf. The sentence resulted from the prosecution’s and the defendant’s appeal to a 6-year sentence handed in late 2018. According … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 10, 2019, 4:31 p.m.
A former high school math teacher was imprisoned for more than three years after he pleaded guilty to receipt and possession of child pornography. He reportedly used the dark web and Kik Messenger app to obtain child pornography videos. The U.S Attorney’s Office District of Massachusetts announced that 27-year-old Warren Anderson, a former teacher at Narraganset Regional High School in … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 18, 2019, 8 a.m.
A 20-year-old German man was sentenced to probation after admitting that he had used the darkweb to buy cocaine, marijuana, and a counterfeit 50 euro note. The man reportedly acquired the drugs for his consumption and the counterfeit bill to satisfy his curiosity. On October 15, the 20-year-old appeared before a judge and jury for sentencing in the District Court … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 17, 2019, 9 a.m.
The Justice Department has announced that Over 300 people have been arrested in the aftermath of shutting down the world’s largest dark web child porn site. Federal investigators revealed that the dark web site had more than eight terabyte data of child porn, with 250,000 unique videos, which had been downloaded over a million times. The dark web child porn … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 18, 2019, 5:01 p.m.
Melissa Scanlan, 32, admitted her role in a darkweb drug distribution conspiracy where she had operated a darkweb vendor account under the name “The Drug Llama.” She pleaded guilty to ten felonies in connection with the role she had played in the drug distribution operation. Scanlan and her co-defendant Brandon Arias, 34, lived in San Diego, California, where they also … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Nov. 2, 2019, 11:22 a.m.